Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Gift of Gab & Mr. Lif - Aces Lounge - September 3, 2009

From the I'll be like your medicine department... HCB Productions Presents: A Meeting of the Minds with Gift of Gab, Mr. Lif @ Aces Lounge on Sept. 3rd! Also performing Crew 54, Kevin Jack and G.King and Pharo.

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Gift of Gab (born Timothy Parker, in Panorama City, CA) is an American MC best known for performing in the Bay Area hip-hop duo Blackalicious with DJ Chief Xcel. He is also a member of Quannum Projects, a Bay Area hip-hop crew and record label, and has performed and recorded as a solo artist.

Gift of Gab is often praised by critics for his rapping skills – Allmusic says he is “one of the very finest MCs to ever pick up a microphone”[1], “one of the best underground rappers in the business”[2], “his raps are jam-packed with internal rhymes, allusions, metaphors, ten-cent words, and amazing tongue-twisting feats of skill” [3], and he has been able to “redefine the art of lyrical technique”[4]. Peter Shapiro describes him as “a walking encyclopedia of MCing styles”[5], Pitchfork Media refers to his “astonishing verbal dexterity and enunciation”[6], Popmatters says he has a “nearly impenetrable reputation for style and innovation”[7], and Stylus Magazine calls him “one of the top MCs in the game”[8].

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